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Nov 13, 2012 11:35pm EST
differently. >>> for all the talk of scandal at the highest levels of u.s. command these days let's remember there are 68,000 men and women serving in afghanistan tonight. and every day for 11 years they and thousand before them have done us proud, more than 2,000,02,000 laying down their lives for us. jake tapper remembers. on the day jake's son was born, our white house correspondent heard the story of other american sons at one far out post and a terrible battle. jake set out on a three-year quest to bring us their story from the northwest reaches of afghanistan. >> what's up, dude? >> not a thing. >> reporter: for years the troops at combat outpost keating feared they were sitting ducks. located at the bottom of three steep mountains 14 miles from the pakistan border. and when the taliban attack finally did happen in october 2009, seen here in this terrifying video posted months later, the 53 u.s. troops there were horribly outnumbered by 400 enemy fighters. >> well were alone, isolated. air support was too far away. that location was indefensible. >> reporter: why was the doomed outpost
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
than a dozen models, including the prius. 1 million of the cars were sold here in the u.s. and just last month, toyota recalled more than 7 million vehicles for a different problem. >>> there is more pressure on president obama this morning as he meets with business leaders about the nation's economy. the federal budget deficit last month was $120 billion, 22% more than a year ago. it's a sign the country is on track for its fifth-straight annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. the u.s. has not had a surplus since 2001. >>> u.s. airways is reportedly pushing for a merger with american airlines. sources tell bloomberg news, the smaller airline presented a detailed plan to american's creditors yesterday. american would rather exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier and will make its case to its creditors today. >>> well, black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is traditionally the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. but it may not be the best day to go shopping. the least crowded days to shop are the monday, tuesday, and wednesday, and thursday after thanksgiving. in two we
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
any talking points at all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew immediately this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there. he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so, fascinating to be a flay on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we will stay on top of that. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
libya. the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans were killed. to go police arrested a man for assault with a deadly weapon of the they say he stabbed three people in a domestic violence incident. this is in the 300 block of 51st street. all three victims suffered minor lacerations. police investigated the shooting in the 2000 block of c street. a man was shot of the shoulder and his back. no word on his condition. police still searching for the gunman. opening statements expected in the murder trial of a former police state university student. she is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing dominique frazier and daughter last year. >> simpson's attorneys say she acted in self-defense. the good deal lead should east coast rapist entered his plea today. - ->> he- >> the alleged east coast rapist's entered his plea today. he is rates and a tax on 17 women here led maryland virginia, connecticut and rhode island. he was arrested last year. >> tommy brown heads to court today facing sentencing in district court. john dingell was has been following this story
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 2:35am EST
arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and fighting cyberthreats from countries including china. president obama travels to asia later this week with historic visits in myanmar and cambodia and thailand. >>> in the middle east, growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says tank scored a direct hit on a launcher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. it has already been in turkey and jordan. >>> john macafee. the multimillionaire, macafee, his name, and lives in belize where his next door neighbor has been found shot to death. police describe 67-year-old macafee as a person of interest in the case. >>> three children are among five family members found dead inside a toledo, ohio garage. police believe it is a case of murder/suicide. all five apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had be
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
discussing the dead al tack on a u.s. consulate in libya. john maclean lindsey graham have criticized the obama administration for changing its story about what happened on september 11 and for allegedly ignoring security warnings. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, died in that attack. >> investigators are trying to find out what caused a small plane to crash into this house in jackson, mississippi. three people on the plane were killed. they were actually headed to an f.a.a. safety conference. officials say the single-engine plane had just taken off when it started having problems. then it crashed here into the house, as you can see sparking a huge fire. one person escaped from the burning home without any major injuries. also want you to take a look at this amazing video from california. this is a neighborhood near san francisco which is cleaning up after an eight-inch water main broke, causing a mudslide. the mud is several feet deep in some places. no reports of any injuries luckily, but some people were forced to lea
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> andelp wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages an
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> hillary clinton paid tribute to the u.s. ambassador who died in the attacks and libya. chris stevens and three other americans died and enter the attack in benghazi. she called him a fallen hero the understood diplomacy involves taking risks. >> he understood we would never prevent every act of terrorism or achieve perfect security in this world and our diplomats cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs. >> officials revealing security of high thread diplomatic posts. some of the members of the navy seal team 6 are being punished for disclosing classified information. they have received letters of reprimand, and the their pay will be lowered for two months. one of the 7 was involved is under investigation for similar violations. >> the latest on the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in afghanistan. robert bayles had the blood of at least four people on his clothes and guns when he surrendered. afghan villagers and soldiers are expected to testify by video from afghanistan tonight and tomorrow. >> some east coast communities recovering from sandy still cleaning up after another
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm EST
thank you. >>> and finally tonight, on this veterans day monday, a story of courage and the oath that u.s. forces take to protect the country, no matter the cost. even when the odds are stacked against them, even when their comrades have fallen. two and a half years ago, our own senior white house correspondent jake tapper saw the faces of some of these men and knew he had to write their story. and his new book, which comes out tomorrow is called "the outpost: an untold story of american valor." >> reporter: on october 3rd, 2009, i was at the hospital with my wife and my newborn son. out of the corner of my eye i caught a news story from afghanistan. >> eight soldiers lost their lives. >> reporter: an attack on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i've been on three deployments, i've never seen that large a force attacking one static position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day, in what was
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt d turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operation yet, but certainly here in gaza people are hoping that some sort of cease-fire will come about very soon. >> thanks to alex, and now let's bring in abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour who joins us from jerusalem. christiane, what is the situation there militarily? are there still fears of a ground war? >> reporter: martha, from the military point of view, they want to just get rid of as much of hamas' rocket-launching capability as possible. i just talked to a senior military official here, an israeli official, who said they seemed to be quite pleased with what they've done so far. in about a thousand sorties, they've taken out quite a lot of the rocket-launching capability, so if there is t
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping up with our mortgage payments. the percentage of mortgage holders two months or more behind other payments is now the lowest that it's been in three years. that's because the housing market is improving. and low interest rates are making it easier to refinance. >>> the effectiveness of a top flu treatment is now being questioned. a top british medical journal says there is no evidence showing that tamiflu really stops influenza. dozens of governments around the world stock tamiflu in case there's a global flu outbreak. the world health organization says it is convinced that tamiflu does work. but british researchers want to see more data. >>> a new pepsi flavor in japan does diet soda one better. it contains dextrin that supposedly reduces fat in the body. pepsi has introduced flavors in japan like strawberry, s
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 2:30am EST
this is the first veterans day in ten years that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. and that the war in afghanistan is winding down. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. and over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. >> the nfl is honoring veterans with its salute to service campaign. for every point scored in a total of 32 games, $100 is donated to charities that help vets and active duty military. >> that's grit to hear. great to hear too. all the veterans out there, we ten our hat to you. thank you for awful your sacrifices big and small. >> wonderful in a sense that, of course we honor our veterans. it's been ten years, and we don't have any one fighting in iraq. any one losing their lives. >> big smile stone for the country. >> a big one. >> and winding down 2014. good. >>> we have heard from the tampa woman who set off a chan of events which led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. in a statement last
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 4:30am EST
troops to be veterans in the next five years they will need that support. more u.s. companies are looking to hire military veterans. a survey found 65% of employers would likely hire a vet over another equally qualified candidate. if you want to fly home for the holidays but not sure over thanksgiving or christmas i will tell you which is the cheapest in the next hour. i'm linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. >> thank you, linda. 4:3 and 52 degrees. >> we have a new way to get you going in the morning while bringing you the latest news. you can sign up for our new abc 7 alarm clock application. >> an update on recovery efforts after sandy and a nor'easter and learn how many c >> the lakers didn't get off to the best start and mike brown got fired. we have a new coach. >> everyone knows the lakers are one of the most popular teams in the nba and this morning we can confirm they do have a new coach. through his agent we have learned that mike d'antoni has been hired as the lakers' new head coach although the team hasn't officially confirmed that. the deal is s
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
is estimated to affect 1 out of every 88 children born in the u.s. and now a new study says that having the fever or a flu for a week during pregnancy could at least double the chances for a child born with autism. abc's dr. richard besser is here with us to break down the new research. dr. besser, this is a frightening head line. >> so here's what they found. if a mother reported having flu during pregnancy, her risk of having a child with autism increased from 1% to 2%. if she reported having fever for seven days, the risk went from 1% to 3%. so while it's doubling or tripling, it's still very small. there are a number of questions about the study itself. it's called an exploratory study so it's designed to look for more things to study in detail. they enrolled over 100,000 moms in this study in denmark. they never tested them for flu. so in future studies, they're going to look to see, does this really hold up. >> in the meantime, what should a woman do if she's pregnant, should she get the flu shot? >> we know women at risk are going to have the most severe flu. they should get the
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. >>> and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to survive. this is ha
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
to a deal, the fragile u.s. economy is headed towards something called the fiscal cliff, on january 1st. $6 trillion in tax increases that will hit all working americans and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, leading to what experts predict will be another recession. the biggest sticking point is whether the bush tax cuts for those who make more than $200,000 a year should expire. the president says they should, it's a case he made over and over on the campaign trail. >> tax cuts. tax cuts. try a tax cut. >> reporter: but yesterday, republican house speaker john boehner told diane sawyer that was a nonstarter. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear -- >> the wealthier americans pitch in. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: still, today, the president said the debate had been settled, with his victory tuesday night. >> this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >>
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
water bill. >> reporter: the national consumer law center says thousands of homeowners all over the u.s. are threatened with foreclosure every year because of unpaid utility bills and taxes. in rhode island, a $474 sewer bill cost one woman her home. the company that took possession later sold it for $85,000. back in baltimore, vicky valentine lost her house over a partially paid water bill. you'd been in this home for 33 years? >> yes. >> reporter: and now all of a sudden, you're out on the street. >> yes, and that's not a fun place to be. >> reporter: lien logic makes $100 million a year, profiting from its lien business. we tracked down one of the company's co-founders. you're taking homes from people for small unpaid water bills. >> like i said, i decline the interview. >> reporter: and in the end -- >> thanks for your time. >> reporter: you have nothing to say to the people that lose their homes to you? many cities like houston will just shut your water off if you don't pay but they would never give anyone the right to take your home. but david, it is different everywhere. if you h
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
, the top commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan, is under investigation for inappropriate communications with jill kellie. many people cannot understand why a personal affair would have such large ramifications in the military field. the military has a very strict code of conduct. if the allegations are true, to the highest-ranking military officials could be in serious trouble. >> most cases of adultery -- because these two men are so powerful, there cases could wind up in court. they were at lunchtime to the most powerful military leaders in america. -- they were at a one time two of the most powerful military leaders in america. >> i do not understand what the big brouhaha is about it. why does it matter? >> many americans do not understand how one of their can have such serious consequences for the former cia director and the man who succeeded petraeus as head of the military campaign in afghanistan. petraeus can still face military justice. >> the expect military members to hold such values. >> lisa winters explains why sexual misconduct is so serious. >> not only th
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
such a close relationship with the general. >> reporter: as the home of the u.s. central command and the special operations command, access to the macdill air force base in tampa is closely guarded, but 37-year-old jill kelley, whose calls to the fbi and e-mails to general allen are at the center of the scandal had no problem becoming close over the years to the country's most powerful generals stationed there, including david petraeus and john allen. >> jill is known as a gracious host, a vivacious individual. >> reporter: this picture was taken two years ago at a party at the kelley home showing jill's twin sister natalie, general petraeus, jill's husband scott and the general's wife holly. >> there was no question they were friends and no reason why they wouldn't be friends. >> reporter: but kelley, who spent the day at her home in tampa, and her twin sister are also known be some detractors as name droppers and social climbers, who once appeared on a reality tv cooking program. as jill kelley stared out the window of her home today, a television program about the peyton place
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
the scandal broke we see the woman behind the affair, paula broadwell, that scandal now include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, another woman at the center of the scandal. allen denies any wrongdoing. and the u.s. official said 95% of the e-mails in question are routine and harmless. but some are characterized as friendly and flirtatious. >> until somebody proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: for now allen will remain in his job. >> the president thinks very high leap of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> reporter: but his nomination to be nato's supreme allied commander in europe is on hold. an official told abc news, the fbi uncovered hundred if not thousand of e-mails between david petraeus and his biograph biographer, paula broadwell. many of them salacious in nature. earlier this summer, jill kelley receivednonymous threat tenning e-mails the fbi traced to broadwell's computer. there the
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am EST
it happened on the map from the u.s. geological survey. it happened in a community that is still dealing with downed trees and damage and power outage from hurricane sandy. we can show you what this looks like on a different map. from google you can see it in relation to manhattan and other areas dealing with the aftermath of sandy. officials are saying a lot of people reported hearing a loud boom just before 1:30 and some upper floors of homes might have felt some shaking or objects on the walls begin it vibrate. the earthquake is said to be three miles below ground and could be felt in some other towns around ringwood. police say there are no reports of any major damage right now. last time this area had an earthquake was in february of 2010. but obviously this area is still dealing with the devastation of last week's hurricane. we are monitoring the situation and waiting to see if there will be any reports of any damage or injuries. we will make sure we pass that information to our viewers. back to you. >> we appreciate it. dulles rated number one of the worse airp
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
in violation of federal law. >>> also under investigation, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. for right now, the white house is standing by general allen who is accused of exchanging inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly, the woman you see here who initiated the petraeus investigation. most of the e-mails in question show no evidence of any sexual relationship. >>> meanwhile, president obama is expected to answer questions about the scandal this afternoon. we will carry his news conference, live at 1:30 eastern here on abc. >>> meanwhile, the woman at the center of an eye-opening smalltown swindle is expected to change her plea to guilty today. prosecutors say that rita crundwell, a prominent horse breeder, stole some $53 million from the taxpayers of dixon, illinois, while she was city treasurer there, to fund her lavish lifestyle. >>> and three onboard a small plane were killed after crashing into this neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, last night. a woman inside the house that you see here burning, actually managed to jump out of the window to esc
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